In about 9 months I will have obtained a degree that basically states that I’ve spent the last 5 years of my life in college. Now that graduation and “adulthood” is coming closer I’m getting those questions all college students hate. “What are you going to do after graduation?” “What are your plans for the rest of your life?” “Any jobs you are looking at?”
At one of my classes this week the professor, since there is only six of us in the class, took us out for coffee. Once there he asked us (all seniors) what our plans are. I sort of said something like “move back to the midwest”. Which I don’t even know if that’s my plan. I don’t have a plan. Everyone else seemed to have a solid plan and a dream job. I on the other hand don’t.
I’m a huge fan of making any job your “dream job”. I don’t really believe there is a “dream job” that I want to aim towards. There is a set of skills that I am good at and that I would like to use. But to do what, I don’t know.
Life is a set of experiences. You met different people, do different things, learn different things.
Not having a set plan makes it an adventure. I have absolutely no idea where I will be in 9 months, 2 years, 5 years, or even 10 years. And I really don’t want to know.
Who knows in 3 years I could be married. Or not. I could have kids. Or not. I could work and live in New York City. Or Chicago. Or London. Or Rome. Or basically anywhere.
All I know is I’ve always wanted to live in NYC. Funny I never went to college there but went to college in California instead. Maybe that’s because this is the college I was meant to be at. These were the set of people I was meant to meet. Friends I was meant to make. Professors I was meant to learn from.
After graduation I will get a job. The job that I was meant to get after graduation. Maybe it’s not the job I’ll stay at for the rest of my life. Maybe it has nothing to do with the degree I’m getting. But then again communications is so broad of a degree I could really do anything. Except medicine or law. Or anything that requires specific knowledge on a subject. But maybe I need to learn something from it. Or meet someone at.